Funding announced for improvements to shower building at Aspen Beach

  • Oct. 13, 2009 7:00 p.m.

Staff reporter

A joint funding announcement from the federal and provincial governments should make life a bit more comfortable for patrons of Gull Lake’s Aspen Beach Provincial Park – especially if they need a shower.

Rocky Mountain House MLA Ty Lund and Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins announced on Sept. 25 that each level of government had committed $75,000 to the project that will see the park’s shower building upgraded.

Designed to enhance facilities and create employment, the work is one of 29 parks, recreation areas and highway projects throughout Alberta that have, or soon will break ground.

“We are working hard to stimulate the economy and create jobs for Albertans,” Calkins said. “Thanks to the strong relationship between our two governments, we can work together to help Alberta communities and the economy thrive immediately and in the future.”

“I am very pleased the Aspen Beach Provincial Park will be receiving funding from the Governments of Alberta and Canada to upgrade their shower building”, added Lund.

In total, $42.5 million has been earmarked for related projects in Alberta and is part of the federal government’s $1 billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund announced earlier this year as part of the 2009 federal budget and is intended for the 2009 and 2010 construction seasons.